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Seoul National University International Winter Course - Human Rights and Asia
Seoul, South Korea (Outgoing Program)
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Short-term Duration:
2 weeks
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About

Seoul National University 6th International Winter Course
Human Rights and Asia 2019

 
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Program dates: 7–18 January 2019
Application deadline: 12 October 2018
Duration: 2 weeks
 

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The International Winter Course ‘Human Rights and Asia’ intends to allow participants to think about the universality of human rights in particular contexts of Asia and to gain a deepened understanding of human rights issues in this region. This two-week intensive course was launched in 2014 and is now awaiting participants for its sixth year. A special lecture on the 'Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Asia' will mark the 70th anniversary of the UDHR. A cross-cutting theme of this upcoming course is economic and social rights. Participants will examine economic and social rights in relation to gender, refugees, and in the context of corporate responsibility. Participants will also discuss the theory and practice of social and economic rights in the context of Asia. Participants will be involved in a multidimensional learning that includes not only lectures, but also presentations, discussions, and visiting the field of human rights advocacy in Korea. Our course ultimately aims at fostering an inter-disciplinary study and multidimensional advocacy activities on human rights in Asia.

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Academic Information

Language Classes are instructed in English.
Relevant subject areas: Socio-legal studies, Sociology, International Relations
Academic credit: The course is 57 contact hours. You will need to submit an application for academic credit to determine how this can transfer back to your USYD degree.
 
The course covers the below topics
  1. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Asia
  2. UN Human Rights Norms and Processes
  3. Transnational Understanding of Human Rights
  4. Forging Consensus on Human Rights Norms for Regional Human Rights Systems in Asia
  5. Economics and Social Rights
  6. Human Rights Responsibility of Coporations
  7. Gender Equality and Women’s Socio-Economics Rights
  8. The Role of Public Interest Litigation in Advocation Economics and Social Rights
  9. Gender Inequality in Global Health and Women’s Health Rights
  10. Refugees and Socio-Economic Rights
 
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Useful Information 

Local Overview
A huge city of more than 10.5 million people, Seoul is an economic and business powerhouse that also boasts a unique history and numerous pleasant pastimes. You can hike on Namsan, see architectural innovation at the UNESCO City of Design, visit the Demilitarized Zone and sample the city’s history with numerous temples, palaces, tea houses and galleries. The food is wonderful, as is the nightlife, the saunas and the art and culture.
 
Host institution
Korea’s highest ranked and first national university, Seoul National University leads higher education in South Korea. It has made an important contribution to the building of the nation, with a tradition of supporting peace and democracy, and has produced leaders in almost every sector of society, from business to politics, technology and the arts. It is one of the three prestigious “SKY” universities, the “Ivy League” of Korean higher education.
 
Accommodation
On Campus accommodation is optional:
 - SNU Gwanak Residence Halls
- Check-in date: Saturday, 5 or Sunday, 6 January 2019, from 14:00
- Check-out date: Saturday, 19 or Sunday, 20 January 2019, until 12:00 (noon)

The above student dormitory on campus is available for all participants. Two participants will share a twin room.

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Contact for more information
Seoul National University Human Rights Center
Tel: +82 (0)2 880-2426
E-mail: hr-courses@snu.ac.kr
Website: http://hrc.snu.ac.kr/en/courses/asia/2019
 

Finances

This is a non-exchange program and all fees are paid to the Seoul National University.
 

Program fee: USD 300 (approx. AUD$420)

Program fee inclusions: The course fee covers tuition, course materials, refreshments, daily lunch during the course including a welcome lunch (the first day) as well as a farewell reception (the last day). 

Scholarships: Sydney Abroad is offering 5x $1500 Vice Chancellor's Mobility Scholarships available to applicants of this program.

Vice Chancellor's Mobility Award: The Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award valued at $2,500 will be available to students selected to participate in short-term mobility programs managed by Sydney Global Mobility which begin in late-November 2018 onwards. The awards are allocated to students who entered the University of Sydney on an E12 or equivalent pathway. Students nominated for this short-term mobility program will be automatically considered and successful award recipients will be notified by email. Recipients of the Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award may hold this award in conjunction with another travelling scholarship or grant.


Vice Chancellor’s Mobility Award: The Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award valued at $2,500 will be available to students selected to participate in short-term mobility programs managed by Sydney Global Mobility which begin in late-November 2018 onwards. The awards are allocated to students who entered the University of Sydney on an E12 or equivalent pathway. Students nominated for this short-term mobility program will be automatically considered and successful award recipients will be notified by email.

Recipients of the Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award may hold this award in conjunction with another travelling scholarship or grant.
 
SNU Scholarship: A limited number of scholarships are available for participants with financial difficulties to pay for the course. Applicants who have financial difficulties may apply for a full or partial scholarship provided by us. The scholarship may include the course fee, the accommodation fee at the student dormitory on campus and visa fee, where relevant. Airfare will be reimbursed upon presentation of relevant receipts up to a ceiling amount. The scholarship does NOT cover other travel or daily living expenses during the course. Please also note that the number of full scholarships is very limited due to our tight budget.
 
If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please indicate so on the Online Application Form and also complete the Scholarship Application Form included in the Application Documents.

Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.
 
Other costs: Flights, visa, meals, accommodation, other travel expenses.

Cost of living: Follow this link to find out more about the cost of living in Seoul.
 
OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.
 

How to Apply

To help understand your course structure, you should consult the Faculty Handbook published in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.

Example application timeline

1. Select your program > 2. Apply for academic credit > 3. Complete Sydney Abroad application ('Apply now' below) > 4. Apply to host university > 5. Receive academic approval & host acceptance (October/November) > 6. Apply for OS HELP (if eligible), book flights & visa > 7. Fly safe!

Receiving your academic credit approval can take up to 8 weeks – so it’s very important that you submit your application for academic credit to your faculty as soon as soon as you have selected your program of choice.






Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of your academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later.

If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact us at global.shortterm@sydney.edu.au
 


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